Our need for God’s mercy and love is our greatest constant in life. Just like the air that we breathe.
Any person who has ever suffered from the affliction of emphysema or any COPD will not only understand, but may fully inhabit the words of this song. For such a person depends on the Lord’s goodness and mercy between each and every breath. It is constant.
When we more fully embrace the Spirit of Jesus by practicing God’s presence in the routine of our daily life, the increasing recognition of our dependence on Him becomes more natural — like the air that we breathe. And it is then when we breathe more freely, without conscious concern for our next breath — for we are learning evermore how to trust Him. -g.w.
A psalm of David.
LORD, hear my prayer,
listen to my cry for mercy;
in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
Do not bring your servant into judgment,
for no one living is righteous before you.
The enemy pursues me,
he crushes me to the ground;
he makes me dwell in the darkness like those long dead.
So my spirit grows faint within me;
my heart within me is dismayed.
I remember the days of long ago;
I meditate on all your works
and consider what your hands have done.
I spread out my hands to you;
I thirst for you like a parched land (NIV).